Need help deciding what pictures to enter

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by iBookG4user, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. iBookG4user macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

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    Hello, I am going to be entering a photography contest soon and wanted some help deciding what pictures to enter. I can enter two, and I'm stuck between three images and need help deciding. (They will be more optimized for the web before I upload them to the contest, but I needed to get them smaller for the forum so it wouldn't make the thread too wide)

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    2 - [​IMG]

    3 - [​IMG]

    Also, if you want to look through my gallery to see if there are any images there that are better. You can find that here. Thank you very much for any help :)
     
  2. SolracSelbor macrumors 6502

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    id go with 1 and 2, so that you can get a broader audience
     
  3. iBookG4user thread starter macrumors 604

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    One thing I forgot to mention is that the contest is loosely winter themed, however it being a winter image is not necessary. That is part of the reason why I thought of entering the first one, that and my professor said it was a great image (haven't shown him the other two yet, however.)
     
  4. nicoritschel macrumors regular

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    Personally, my favorites are 2 & 3, but if you want to stick with the theme, probably 1 & 2. They're all GREAT shots though
     
  5. seattle macrumors 6502

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    I agree about 2 & 3. I like 3 the best.
     
  6. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Yeah, 2 and 3 are the best photos, but I'd still submit #1 and 2.
     
  7. bamaworks macrumors 6502

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    Interesting fact: Even before reading this thread I had photo #3 as a favorite on dA :).

    (dA User BamaWorKs)
     
  8. iBlue macrumors Core

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    1 & 2

    What a gorgeous photo of those elephants!
     
  9. bamaworks macrumors 6502

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    Just noticed I didn't give an opinion...

    2&3.

    Why?

    Because I feel #1, while a great photo, is just a pattern macro and the level of skill and chance involved in the photo is far less than 2 & 3. Just the positioning of the Meerkats alone in #3 lends it to being a great photo. In #2, the actions of the mother to the calf elephant show an intimate moment in that candid way only animals can. So if I were judging the contest and these were all independent submissions? #2, #3, #1. In that order.
     
  10. deep diver macrumors 65816

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    I really like #1. (It is very similar to my work.) I like the Meerkats and I also like "Meerkat family picture". "Connect the Meerkats" is cute, but I think "Meerkat family picture is a more interesting image." The elephant picture is a nice image but it looks too cliche for my tatse. I would go with #1 and one of the Meerkat photos. Go luck in the contest.
     
  11. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    You're right. I'm changing my answer to #2 and #3. While I always liked #2 and 3 the most, the reason I suggested #1 for the contest was because it followed the theme somewhat.

    But eff it. Submit #2 and 3. They're fantastic.
     

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